My Country Valentine~

January 27, 2015

Hi, it’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here today with my first project at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. One of my latest designs with Elizabeth Craft Designs is CountryScapes.
For today’s project I’ve assembled a few of the dies from that collection to show you this cute St. Valentine’s Day card.



  • Cut A6 card from the Card Shoppe Marshmallow and the 2nd layer from the Watercolor paper (4-inches x 5 3/4-inches).
  • Start by stenciling clouds with Turquoise Shade of PanPastels using a soft cosmetic sponge. Sponge grassy area with Bright Yellow Green and Chromium Oxide Green PanPastel. Adhere to A6 card.
  • Die cut the grasses and clump from the 80# yellow-green cardstock and shade with Ranger’s Distress Ink/Olive Green. Set in place on the card.
  • Die cut one Birch Tree and two branches from 80# white cardstock layered with ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape and one from 140# cardstock. Adhere the two trees together. This gives the tree some dimension and lift. Use Copic W1 to color the tree and PanPastel’s Paynes Grey Tint to shade the tree. Set in place on the left side of the card, allowing the tops of the tree to extend above the card.
  • Die cut the leaves out of a yellow-green cardstock 9 times to fill the tree. Place on the leaf pad and with the Leaf tool, draw a line down the center. Pinch the tip end, then lightly dip into the glue and adhere to the tree branches.
  • On a non-stick mat create the hearts by dispensing two small dots of the Viva Decor Pearl Pen and using a toothpick to draw down between them. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  • Die cut Geraniums and Flower Pot from Backyard 1 set in 80#white cardstock.
    Color with Copic pens. Use the medium ball stylus from the tool kit and shape the flower pot. Add a 3-D dot to the back and adhere to the right side of the card. Set the leaves/stem and flower heads in place. Punch tiny red hearts and adhere to the flower heads. Lightly color with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
  • Adhere a small piece of ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape to 80# white cardstock and die cut alphabet letters for L O V E.
  • Gently peel away lining and sprinkle each letter with a different color of Silk Microfine Glitter, or use one color–your choice.
  • Die cut Crow from 80# cardstock; color and shade with Copic B99 and 100 Black.
    Add a small punched red heart to the breast area and color it with the Sakura Pen. Adhere Crow to the branch with a 3-D dot.
  • Adhere the letters as shown.
  • Finally, stamp the phrase–”The Best Things in Life aren’t Things” on 80# white cardstock, deckle the edges and shade with Copic R37 pen. Adhere to the upper right corner.


Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

Susan’s Garden Line:

988 CountryScapes – Backyard 1

989 CountryScapes – Country Critters 1

991 CountryScapes – Country Flora 1

992 CountryScapes – The Woods 1

RS009 The Best Things in Life

808 Susan’s Garden 4pcs. Tool Set

ECD other:

WP903 Watercolor paper 90 lbs

503 Transparant Double Sided Tape Sheet

Silk Microfine Glitter616 Peony Pink615 Ruby614 True Red, & 619 Fuchsia

Other – 

Cloud Stencil

Leaf Pad

PanPastels KitII & Paynes Grey Tint

Viva Decor–Pearl Pen/Red

Sakura Gelly Roll Pen/Clear

Ranger’s Distress Ink/Olive Green

Copic Pens – W1, YR27, E09, R37, B99, 100 Black

Bazzill Paper Co 100# Card Shoppe/Marshmallow

80# white cardstock

80# Yellow Green cardstock

The French Paper Company 140# Paper/Brown

Small heart hand punch




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  • Reply Mary Prasad January 29, 2015 at 8:33 am

    What a cute card! The CountryScapes are a great idea!

  • Reply Debra Hensley January 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Love it Susan! The joy is in the details!

  • Reply melanie k January 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    very nice

  • Reply Frances January 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    such a delightful scene Susan, looking forward to being able to playing with your dies etc.

  • Reply judi kauffman January 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    More fan mail, Susan I showed the blog post to a friend who has never expressed interest in making cards – UNTIL NOW! CountryScapes got her talking about her childhood in rural Pennsylvania. Looks like she’ll be coming over to die cut a few scenes. I’ve encouraged her to put some of them at the top of the pages in a journal and write stories underneath, not just make cards.

  • Reply barb macaskill January 27, 2015 at 9:46 am

    LOVVELOVELOVE this!! Can’t wait to get the entire CountryScapes die collection!! I have so many ideas on how I am going to use them!! TFS!

  • Reply Raquel Mason January 27, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Such a peaceful scene you’ve created! What fun your CountryScapes dies are.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel January 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

    This is so cute!

  • Reply Karen Aicken January 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Such a sweet scene you’ve created with your lovely new dies.

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